Indie Film Clinic Screening of Award-Winning Documentary "For Ahkeem"
Indie Film Clinic Screening of Award-Winning Documentary For Ahkeem
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Beginning one year before the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, For Ahkeem is the coming-of-age story of Daje Shelton, a 17-year-old black girl in North St. Louis. She fights for her future as she is placed in an alternative high school and navigates the marginalized neighborhoods, biased criminal justice policies and economic devastation that have set up many black youth like her to fail.
Cardozo's Indie Film Clinic students provided legal services for the film, which went on to win the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature Documentary at the Independent Film Festival Boston; Special Jury Mention for Best international Film at the Doc Edge Film Festival in New Zealand; Best Documentary Feature at the Tacoma Film Festival; Best Long Documentary at the International Black Film Festival; Best Documentary Feature at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and Outstanding Documentary Feature at the Tallgrass International Film Festival.
Indie Film Clinic Director, Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin, will moderate a panel following the film.
Reception to follow.
This event is sponsored by The Cardozo Indie Film Clinic, the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy, the Cardozo Criminal Defense Clinic and the Cardozo Criminal Law Society.